ISLAMABAD: PPP leader Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has expressed reservations over the contempt of court bill. Ahsan speaking to the media outside Parliament said that he had conveyed his reservations to the party.
“Criticism of the court in polite language should be protected,” Ahsan said.
Ahsan added that he was not consulted when the legislation was being made nor does the contempt bill contain his opinions.
Ahsan informed reporters that he was leaving for New Delhi on 12 July and would not appear as Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s lawyer in the NRO implementation case.
The National Assembly last Monday night passed the contempt of court bill, 2012, under section 248(1) of the constitution exempting all government office holders, including the Prime Minister and all other ministers from court proceedings under contempt charges.